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Baby Brown timber sale almost ready to go back to bid

Baby Brown timber sale almost ready to go back to bid

The Baby Brown timber sale is the largest piece of the Haines State Forest to be offered up for harvest in more than 20 years. Last year, the state canceled a deal with the single bidder after Haines’ Lynn Canal Conservation pointed out a procedural flaw in the sale...

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Twenty-five apply to be Haines’ school superintendent

Twenty-five apply to be Haines’ school superintendent

Applications to be Haines’ new school superintendent are in — and more than two dozen people are hoping to be chosen. Twenty-five people applied to be Haines’ new school superintendent. The application period closed on Monday. Applicants run the gamut from a current...

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Fuel spills downhill on Young Road

Fuel spills downhill on Young Road

An oil spill at the top of Young Road last weekend was caught by neighbors who smelled fuel in the air. Responders are working on dredging up the fuel and mitigating damages. Responders are cleaning up an oil spill after the line to a 500-gallon tank of heating fuel...

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With three closed highways, Alaska’s on its own

With three closed highways, Alaska’s on its own

Road closures in Canada are cutting off all of Alaska’s land connections to the rest of the world. According to Aurah Laundau with the Alaska Department of Transportation, the Haines Highway is closed in the Yukon. So is Top of the World highway, near Dawson City. Out...

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Haines Assembly reverses decision to allow new heliski area

Haines Assembly reverses decision to allow new heliski area

The Haines Assembly reversed itself on a decision to open up a new area to heliisking. The unexpected change adds new tension to the long-simmering debate about expanding the sport’s footprint in Haines. Last week, the Haines Assembly backtracked on opening a new...

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KHNS News – Jan. 19, 2018

Haines Assembly agrees to examine the future of use on the Chilkat River; and the fourth installation of Alaska Water Wars, a new project about water, mining, and the people of Bristol Bay.

KHNS News – Jan. 18, 2018

The Baby Brown timber sale is almost ready to go back out for bid; and the third installment of Alaska Waters Wars, a news project about water, mining, and the people of Bristol Bay.

KHNS News – Jan. 17, 2018

Twenty-five people apply to be Haines' new school superintendent; the Skagway Assembly will meet tomorrow; the Governor will give the annual State of the State speech tomorrow; and the second installment in Alaska Water Waters, a news project about water, mining, and...

KHNS News – Jan. 16, 2018

Responders deal with an oil spill on Young Road; Haines Borough updates its Parcel Viewer; and this week, the Board of Fish could decode big changes for Alaska's king salmon.

KHNS News – Jan. 15, 2018

Road closures in Canada cut Alaska off from the rest of the world; Haines Assembly backtracks on opening up new heliski area; and the first segment of Alaska Water Waters, a news project about water, mining, and the people of Bristol Bay.

KHNS News – Jan. 12, 2018

Haines keeps the title of oldest borough in Alaska; Lynn Canal's representatives meet in Juneau before the upcoming Legislative session; and Haines' home-grown square dance caller heats up the dance floor.

KHNS News – Jan. 11, 2018

Seven people vie for a seat on the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, and the state gets into a disagreement about where Alaska's new ferries should be built.

KHNS News – Jan. 10, 2018

17 students leave school district during winter break, and Assembly postpones action on Chilkat raft guiding expansion.

KHNS News – Jan. 9, 2018

Drug incidents spur Haines police chief to speak out, and fishermen in Kodiak lend a hand sampling halibut as stocks are predicted to decline.

KHNS News – Jan. 8, 2018

Alaska Marine Highway System schedule looks a little different this week; A look at the agenda for Tuesday's assembly meeting

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KHNS NEWS STAFF

Abbey Collins

Abbey Collins

Senior Reporter

Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines. When she’s not in the newsroom, Abbey can be found hiking, biking, or valiantly trying to learn how to backcountry ski.

Berett Wilber

Berett Wilber

Reporter

Berett Wilber joins KHNS’s newsroom following an internship at KUCB in Unalaska. She is originally from Sitka and worked in the state legislature before deciding to pursue journalism.